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The tradition of pumpkin carving began not with carving pumpkins, but carving potatoes, turnips, and beets. The Irish would carve faces into these in the hope of warding away evil spirits that roamed the land on Samhain. This idea came from the story of Jack of the Lantern (Stingy Jack). When the Irish came to America, they used pumpkins, which were native and much easier to carve.

The Pagan Roots of Halloween

The tradition of pumpkin carving began not with carving pumpkins, but carving potatoes, turnips, and beets. The Irish would carve faces into these in the hope of warding away evil spirits that roamed the land on Samhain. This idea came from the story of Jack of the Lantern (Stingy Jack). When the Irish came to America, they used pumpkins, which were native and much easier to carve.

Inside: Smile ... It's Halloween (If You Can!) ---- Botox Pumpkin Funny Halloween Card By Dave Blazek from Nobleworks. Botox pumpkins? Designer jack 'o lanterns? That's not only ridiculous, but good, clean, smooth humor, as well. Like as colorfully pumpkin-pictured on this Funny Halloween Card. Give someone a real smile on All Hallows' Eve by sending them this straight-faced...  Read more…

Inside: Smile ... It's Halloween (If You Can!) ---- Botox Pumpkin Funny Halloween Card By Dave Blazek from Nobleworks. Botox pumpkins? Designer jack 'o lanterns? That's not only ridiculous, but good, clean, smooth humor, as well. Like as colorfully pumpkin-pictured on this Funny Halloween Card. Give someone a real smile on All Hallows' Eve by sending them this straight-faced... Read more…

Black Pumpkin Display - 2014-mine turned out perfect other than having to repaint it when I was done carving so next time try carving, then painting.  jd

Outdoor Halloween Decorating with Pumpkins

Black Pumpkin Display - 2014-mine turned out perfect other than having to repaint it when I was done carving so next time try carving, then painting. jd

That time when Halloween was just more fun...and isn't this the best idea!! Oh yes.  Carve and let rot for about 3 weeks (outside preferably), then bring out on the 31st for all to see :) :)

That time when Halloween was just more fun...and isn't this the best idea!! Oh yes. Carve and let rot for about 3 weeks (outside preferably), then bring out on the 31st for all to see :) :)

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